Monday, 15 December 2014
The Secretary of State was asked—
What assessment he has made of the recommendations of the report by the National Audit Office entitled, “Financial Sustainability of Local Authorities 2014”, published in November...
What guidance his Department has given to local authorities on steps they can take to increase the rate at which new homes are built.
What assessment he has made of the effect of his Department’s demand for a repayment from Social Enterprise North West on local businesses and services in the North West of England.
What additional support he is providing to local authorities to meet the demand for social care.
What steps he is taking to stop unfair parking enforcement practices.
What assessment he has made of trends in the level of (a) homelessness and (b) rough sleeping.
What steps his Department is taking to freeze council tax charges for 2015-16.
What progress he has made on delivering large-scale housing sites.
What estimate he has made of the number of small firms and shops in (a) England and (b) Derbyshire local authority area which will have a reduction in business rates in 2015-16.
What assessment he has made of the rate of change in the number of empty homes since May 2010.
What estimate he has made of the number of firefighters who will retire early on medical grounds with a reduced pension after the introduction of the new firefighters pension scheme.
If he will make a statement on his departmental responsibilities.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to make a statement on the role of UK armed forces in Iraq.
(Urgent Question): To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if she will make a statement on the talks process in Northern Ireland following the Prime Minister’s visit.
On a point of order, Mr Speaker. During the urgent question on Iraq, I asked a question of the Secretary of State but I did not declare my pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests, which I now put...
Ordered, That at today’s sitting the motion in the name of Edward Miliband relating to the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 shall be proceeded with as if...
I beg to move, That the Firefighters’ Pension Scheme (England) Regulations 2014 (S.I., 2014, No. 2848), dated 23 October 2014, a copy of which was laid before this House on 28 October, be...
[Relevant documents: Oral evidence taken before the Home Affairs Committee on 3 December 2014, on the Counter-Terrorism and Security Bill, HC 838; Written evidence to the Home Affairs Committee,...
Further considered in Committee
I beg to move amendment 29, page 1, line 8, at end insert— ‘(2) This section shall be repealed on 31 December 2016 unless both Houses of Parliament have passed a...
Amendment proposed: 17, page 30, line 14, at end insert— “(c) the individual subject whose travel document has been removed may appeal against this decision in the...
Question proposed, That the clause stand part of the Bill.
With the leave of the House, we shall take motions 4 to 7 together. Motion made, and Question put forthwith ( Standing Order No. 118(6)),
That the draft Water Industry (Specified Infrastructure Projects) (English Undertakers) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, which were laid before this House on 11 November, be approved.
That the draft Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Carrying on Regulated Activities by Way of Business) (Amendment) Order 2014, which was laid before this House on 18 November, be...
In presenting this petition, I would like to praise the excellent work of the Friends of Scunthorpe Fields and Open Spaces, particularly Chris Jury, Rick Loudon and Stuart Green, in campaigning...
Motion made, and Question proposed, That this House do now adjourn.—(Mel Stride.)
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